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police blotter

A precinct's daily written record of arrests. In the days before ballpoint pens, much less computers, police station house records were kept with ink pens, the writing from which had to be blotted to keep the ink from smearing. Sheets of paper might come and go, but the blotter's indelible imprint remained as a metaphorical reminder of the name of the person who was arrested. That's why many old gangster movies has lines about the cops checking a bad guy's record on the police blotter.
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The Police Blotter ON DEMAND initiative was revealed at a press conference today featuring Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and representatives from the Sacramento Police Department, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, FBI, US Postal Inspectors and other local law enforcement agencies.
Police Blotter On Demand features regularly updated video profiles of bank robbers, missing persons and individuals from the Delaware State Police Department's "Most Wanted" list, giving residents in Delaware and surrounding areas an opportunity to help authorities by providing any known information or tips on the persons in question.
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We've seen real success with other public service initiatives available on our platforms such as Police Blotter and the Pink Ribbon Campaign, and we hope this partnership can help drive awareness of missing children and the efforts of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and law enforcement.
Both Rob and Cami are journalists by trade: Rob previously worked at The Springfield News and is currently employed at The Register-Guard as director of graphics, while Cami used to be a reporter at both The Springfield News and The Register-Guard and still occasionally works as a freelance writer, including as compiler of the Springfield Extra police blotter.
One day, as the obituaries and police blotter on my computer screen begged for editing, I gritted my teeth through a rambling story by a gentleman with landlord troubles.
Even this tidbit from our police blotter archives will make headlines, with the anti-gun movement running through the streets screaming for new federal laws.
4, The Item ran the following information, which was taken from the police blotter in Clinton:
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